Sirius XM have launched an updated version of their app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The biggest chance is that the new version will let you play music in the background while using other apps — assuming you’re running iOS 4 on a mobile device that supports multitasking.

The Sirius XM app for Google Android already supports background audio.

The latest version for iOS also allow you to reorganize your favorite channels and provides more settings options. The company also promises that the new version will reduce buffering while using a cellular data connection.

The Sirius XM app for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. But you’ll need to pay for a Sirius XM subscription to continue streaming content once your free trial runs out.

via iPodnn

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